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February 10, 2013 7:35:44 PM

i have a dell optiplex 9010 and im wondering can i get another psu for it because i want to buy a better graphics card

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February 10, 2013 7:49:14 PM

I'm going to asume you are not referring to the optiplex 9010 All-in-One unit. You should be able to upgrade your PSU but it depends upon which size of case you have as to what your power supply size limitations will be. Do you have the mini-tower (MT), Desktop (DT), Small From Factor (SFF) or Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF) case?
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February 10, 2013 7:50:53 PM

i have the MT
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February 10, 2013 8:10:34 PM

That form factor uses a standard ATX PSU, your limitation on the PSU will be the depth - how far back does the current PSU go in and how much additional room do you have behind it before the drives (or cage) interfere?
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February 10, 2013 9:08:14 PM

I would say you shouldn't have any problem going up to a 500W PSU. But I'm going to suggest you find the graphics card that fits your needs and budget and then, armed with that info, decide what size PSU you'll want/need. I'd recommend budgeting about $60-$75 for the PSU.
On your case, does the black door latch seem to prevent the PSU from being more than an inch longer (I can't tell from the pic)
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February 10, 2013 9:16:19 PM

it would seem i could get a inch long one but i think it would be a pretty tight fit with that latch in the way
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February 10, 2013 9:21:39 PM

oh yeah and im looking to get a good gpu for gaming a budget around $130 or 200 if i really have to
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February 10, 2013 9:25:28 PM

allen287 said:
oh yeah and im looking to get a good gpu for gaming a budget around $130 or 200 if i really have to


What game and what resolution will you be using?

In the meantime, here are a couple of suggestions within your budget:

Around 130$: Radeon 7770
Around 150$: GeForce 650-Ti
Around 190$: Radeon 7850

But as I said, depending on the games and resolution, we'll be able to tell you if it's worth going for the 7850 or if you should settle for less.
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February 10, 2013 10:04:41 PM

my res now is1024x768 in windowed mode witch is not really bad for me for swtor but i would like it to be more high
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February 10, 2013 10:06:29 PM

whats ur budget and reasons for a new ps

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February 10, 2013 10:13:48 PM

allen287 said:
my res now is1024x768 in windowed mode witch is not really bad for me for swtor but i would like it to be more high


That's a really low resolution and that game is not really demanding. Is that the only game you'll be playing? If that's the case the 7770 should be more than enough. If you have a larger screen don't be afraid to increase the resolution and graphics quality with a new video card it should handle it with no problem.

*** Edit: When I asked for resolution I meant the one you're planning on using, ideally your monitor resolution. For best graphics experience you should try to run games at the same resolution as your monitor. What's your monitor resolution? Also, will you be playing other games?
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February 10, 2013 10:33:01 PM

oh sorry its 1600x900
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February 10, 2013 10:45:49 PM

Looking at your picture again, it appears you have a dual lowprofile graphics card setup already which really should be enough for what you seem to want to do (I'm thinking it's the DUAL 1GB AMD RDN HD7470,LP,w/VGA setup they offer). I'm all for upgrades but I don't think you'll get much out of your plan as far as additional performance
My $0.02 here
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February 10, 2013 10:50:29 PM

yea it is and yea so its ok not to many problems for me but i want to make that big leap to full pc gaming and leave consoles alone lol ill sell both my consoles to put towards upgrading if i have to
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February 10, 2013 11:06:00 PM

allen287 said:
yea it is and yea so its ok not to many problems for me but i want to make that big leap to full pc gaming and leave consoles alone lol ill sell both my consoles to put towards upgrading if i have to


Yep, and the fact you need to lower your resolution to 1024x768 to play your game means you need more power.
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February 10, 2013 11:17:04 PM

whats ur max budget?

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February 11, 2013 1:40:25 AM

i would say 150 to 200 if i must
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February 11, 2013 2:27:37 AM

are u willing to buy a new case+ps?

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February 11, 2013 3:16:26 AM

i would not know how to switch everything over unless i could take it to a local pc shop and they could do it for me
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February 11, 2013 9:35:14 AM

they could do that.

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